the westbound rangers

Thank goodness the BF introduced me to a new band. The music on my iPod right now is depressingly overplayed and far from “fresh” or motivational. Every season I like to update my music library with seasonal or just good ole’ enjoyable tunes. Right now, I’m going through an Americana/Bluegrass/Avett Brothers-esque phase. The Westbound Rangers fit the new-folk sound perfectly. Seriously, listen to their 2011 album and wonder how these guys haven’t made it big yet.

the westbound rangers

here’s why mindy kaling is the best

She’s the most fabulous OBGYN on television. Her recent red carpet choice was not revolutionary, just a sartorially savvy choice. Her book is laugh-out-loud hilarious (as is her show), and Kelly Kapoor’s one-liners will forever be some of my favorite quotes. Bottom line: Mindy Kaling is awesome. If you need further proof, just watch this interview from Jimmy Kimmel.

here’s why mindy kaling is the best

southern-style catfish

southern style catfish

Due to an insane fall semester, I abandoned the blog for a little while. I made a resolution, though, to write more and refine my content. A good place to start is with this catfish recipe. Food is at the heart of this blog, and cooking is one of my favorite hobbies. And on a snowy day like today, I just want warm, comfort food. Click through for the recipe!  Continue reading “southern-style catfish”

southern-style catfish

back to school

back to school card

There actually is a very very good reason that I haven’t written a blog post in over a week. In fact, there are multiple reasons why, but all of them can be summarized in one word: busy. Since I left Nashville I’ve moved in to my new condo that I share with my brother and (boy) cousin, I’ve worked 50+ hours and attended two classes. So, no, I haven’t been sitting around drinking wine and watching guilty pleasure TV. (Although I wish I had been!) Click through to see what I’ve been up to! Continue reading “back to school”

back to school

friday five

My last day of summer vacation in Nashville has finally come. Leaving is definitely bittersweet, especially when so much fun stuff is happening this weekend. For all you lucky ducks who will be around Nashville this weekend, I’ve picked five fun things I would be doing this weekend but maybe you can do instead! Happy exploring!

tomato art festival nashville 2013

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friday five

diy mason jar light

OK I just came across the coolest DIY. As I’ve mentioned many times before, I’m decorating/furnishing my first apartment, which means my interior design senses are at an all time high. There is nothing more satisfying than completing a DIY project that looks like something straight out of Anthropologie. (And then telling people yes, I actually made that!) I love finding bargains and making cheap look expensive. This DIY Mason Jar Light looks deceptively easy and I can’t wait to give it a try.

diy mason jar light

the civil wars: new album, duo’s demise

the civl wars

It’s been waaaaayyy too long since The Civil Wars last album, but the wait for the new one was definitely worth it. I already can’t stop singing “The One That Got Away,” their first single off the album. Joy Williams has been doing some major press for the now discordant duo. While it makes me sad to read about The Civil Wars’ breakup, I can’t help but be grateful for their professionalism and musical talent that brought their faithful fans a beautiful, and much anticipated, sophomore album. Click through to listen to the entire album! Continue reading “the civil wars: new album, duo’s demise”

the civil wars: new album, duo’s demise